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Health information especially for seniors.
Is it Alzheimer's?
Learn 8 early signs to look out for.
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Too many older Americans don't ask about dementia prevention
Talking to your doctor is the first, best step.
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Working on balance and strength helps prevent a second fall
Trial shows exercise program helps folks stay on their feet.
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Are you lonely?
Five questions that can help you see how you're doing.
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A crash course on bad drug interactions (video)
Starting a new medication might not seem like a big deal, especially if it's an over-the-counter drug. But mixing certain meds has consequences. Watch to learn more.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Epinephrine injectors may outlast their expiration dates
The medicine has become more expensive and harder to find.
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Infants and food allergies
Learn the usual signs and what you can do.
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Coping with airborne allergens
Reduce your exposure to pollen, mold, dust and pet dander.
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Understanding allergic asthma
Learn more about the most common form of asthma.
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Why swimming is good for asthma (video)
The warm, humid air of an indoor swimming pool could bring relief if you have asthma.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
On the menu: Arthritis-friendly foods
A diet rich in fruits and veggies may help ease sore joints.
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Exercise and arthritis can (and do) go together
Is arthritis keeping you away from exercise? See this graphic filled with exercise options that are easy on your joints.
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Arthritis on the job
Learn how to cope with arthritis at work.
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Talking with your doctor about arthritis pain
Describing arthritis pain to your doctor is an important part of your care.
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Rheumatoid arthritis and your heart
Research has linked rheumatoid arthritis to heart problems.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Cancer screening could save your life (video)
Take the time to get tested.
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Sun safety
Sun exposure is a preventable skin cancer risk factor.
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Skin cancer quiz
Can skin cancer be prevented? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Oral, head and neck cancer: How much do you know?
A common type of cancer is tied to a (sadly) common activity. Find out what that activity is, and how much it can cost you.
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Breast cancer: What to do if you find a lump
Most breast lumps are not cancerous.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
More than half of U.S. parents text and drive
Distracted drivers are more likely to crash.
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More play, less sitting helps children grow up healthy
Activity, screen time and sleep guidelines for kids under 5.
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Which dogs are most likely to bite kids?
It's not all about the breed. Learn what else matters.
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Teens may benefit from early weight-loss surgery
Surgery had a lasting effect on blood pressure and diabetes.
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Kids Talk: Nutrition
Learn why you should start good eating habits young.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Have diabetes? Treat your feet right this summer
Check out these 7 tips for happy, healthy feet.
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Diabetes: Protect your feet (video)
People with diabetes shouldn't go barefoot. Make sure you always wear comfortable shoes and socks.
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Diabetes and air travel
Review the guidelines before taking diabetes supplies on an airplane.
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Driving with diabetes
Taking a few precautions can help you stay safe on the road.
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What is Charcot foot?
A condition often linked to nerve damage caused by diabetes.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Heart failure deaths on the rise among younger adults
The disease typically occurs in people 65 and older.
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Heart health: What is a stress test?
An exercise stress test can show how well your heart performs and detect problems that can be treated.
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Sodium sources
Foods don't have to taste salty to be high in sodium.
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A guide to cardiac rehabilitation
Growing stronger, adopting a healthy diet, making lifestyle changes and learning about heart disease are important goals of cardiac rehabilitation programs.
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Arrhythmias quiz
Could you have an abnormal heart rhythm without knowing it? Find out by taking this true-and-false quiz.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Don't skip these health screenings
Ask your doctor if you're due.
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Waiting to start a family? What men need to know
Delaying fatherhood too long may contribute to infant health risks.
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Bone disease strikes men and women
Men are just as prone to osteopenia as women.
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Many men with prostate cancer miss follow-up screenings
Skipping recommended tests could put men at risk.
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Invisible but preventable: Food poisoning (video)
Follow these best practices to avoid a foodborne illness.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
DASH diet benefits go beyond better blood pressure
The diet may help lower the risk of heart failure too.
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Walk faster, live longer?
Brisk walking could add years to your life.
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Should you really aim for 10,000 steps a day?
You may get a big health boost with less effort.
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How to choose and store vegetables
Vegetables are an important source of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
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Weight loss: How to set yourself up for success
Forget the fad diets. Take the time to make a sustainable plan for losing weight.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Fainting during pregnancy may signal trouble ahead
It could raise the risk of problems for both mom and baby.
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Sun safety
Sun exposure is a preventable skin cancer risk factor.
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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix
Have fun outdoors, but stay cool.
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Tan in a bottle: The sunless alternative
Sunless tanning lotions and bronzers can bring some color to your skin without the worry of skin damage.
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Feeling the pressure? Try this (video)
It's common to feel some stress in our lives. But what should you do when the pressure is too much to bear? Watch to learn.
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